Skip to main content

About your Search

Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8
cars. and our phil lebeau is on-site mingling with the top auto ceos. >> hey, tyler, electric cars a big theme at the show this year. this is one of the new ones introduced, volkswagen's e gulf we'll talk with the head of volkswagen of america when "power lunch" returns. [ bagpipes and drums playing over ] [ music transitions to rock ] make it happen with the all-new fidelity active trader pro. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades when you open an account. >>> day two of the l.a. auto show and cnbc is all over the hottest cars or phil lebeau is. he's on-site with the first on cnbc interview with the ceo of volkswagen of america. phil? >> thank you, tyler. i'm here with jonathan browning the gentleman who runs volkswagen of america and we're standing in front of your newest vehicle you unveiled the e gulf, e for electric. how much due mand is out there in your opinion in terms of electric vehicle? >> the electric vehicle demand is a small minority of the total market price but it's growing. for example, in our long-term plannin
beau the bullets took out the front and rear window of their suv. >> time for today's look at who is talking. rapper kanye west not minuting words. image that when asked in a radio interview about his relationship with president obama. you might remember he called kanye a fool about the mtv video music awards. that was the year he interrupted taylor swift's acceptance speech. he now says he feels used by president obama. >> the president likes to use that type of thing. people was fine with me being everybody's punching bag for about five years. it's the person we love to hate. just say we hate can kanye. we often use that, too. that's how the world felt. but i think like i don't care if somebody is the president or not. i care about how you are helping people and what you bring to the world. that's lowering my priority and thinking at this point. >> this isn't the first time he has expressed disz conte-- kisdt with a president. he took a moment to insinuate george bush was a racist. >> george bush doesn't care about black people. please come. >> kanye also said his wife kim karda
, our own phil lebeau with more details on that. >> reporter: good morning, kate. we're here at the l.a. auto so where as they get ready to open the show, a lot of talk is about what's happening with tesla. a few minutes ago, this tweet from elon musk, the ceo of tesla. he says why does a tesla fire with no injury get more media headlines than 100 gas car fires that kill hundreds of people per year? what he's referencing is the fact that the national highway traffic safety administration has opened a formal investigation into the model s battery fires. in doing so the agency said the investigation was prompted by recent incidents in washington state and tennessee that resulted in battery fires due to undercarriage strikes with roadway debris. nobody was injured, nobody was killed in either of the tesla model s fires and tesla this morning said it asked the national highway traffic safety association to launch a formal investigation. it brings up the question, will there be a rrl? this is what elon musk said at the deal book contract just last week when andrew ross sorkin asked him abo
, that would be bmw. new cla model has been on fire so far in 2013. >> our phil lebeau has been at the l.a. auto show today checking out the hottest new cars. he joins us with mercedes benz ceo steve cannon. >> thank you. we're in front of the cla because this has been red hot. tell us the type of buyer you're bringing in with the cla. >> all new buyers, conquest buyers. 80% of the those buying the cla are brand new to mercedes. trading in bmws, honda, toyotas -- >> mass market. >> that's what we were hoping for. those that sold in the 30,000 to $50,000 price point is significant. what's going on in the marketplace is you have luxury folks moving toward that point. and you have the mass manufacturers moving up. that's a battleground that's very significant. >> which brings up what happened in december, which is always huge for the luxury automakers. i was talking with one of your dealers yesterday and he said, boy, december is going to be a great month for the deals when it comes to luxury. how much more will we see this year compared to past years? >> for us it's going to be business as
. robert frank is here, phil lebeau is there. some of the states, folks, with the highest taxes also have the highest populations of millionaires. rob, you run the numbers on this. >> yeah. >> what did you find? >> big debate whether high taxes chase out the rich. i took a state by state millionaire count and overlaid the tax rates on those. some of the highest taxed states had the most growth in mull it ty millionaires, california number one in glowing multimillionaire population over the past year. the number one state on a percentage growth basis was massachusetts, that's also a pretty high taxed state and number one city for growing millionaires was new york city. with a 12 plus percent tax rate. so again, this could be despite the tax hikes in these places, not because of them. but basically this shows little correlation in how many millionaires a state can grow with the tax rates. >> really speaks, i guess, phil, more to the vibrancy of the economy. sometimes the sheer scale of the economy. i guess it should be no surprise that california would add the most. it's the biggest state a
. >> we are getting numbers on auto sales. chrysler already came out with a miss. phil lebeau has ford numbers. >> reporter: these are slightly below the estimate, overall ford for the month of october, an increase of sales of 14%. again, the street was expecting 15.5%. a couple of numbers stand out here. the best retail sales for the month of october since 2004. we usually don't focus on just one month. that is interesting. best retail sales since 2004. the f-series, it continues to be just incredible. up 63,000 in terms of total sales, up 13% for the month. that is the sixth straight month with f-series sales of greater than 60,000. guys back to you. >> phil, thank you for that. >> the stock does anything. >> i was going to ask you, you know, we've seen some of the whole sale inventory numbers showing stockpiling at auto dealers. some of the loans are stretched out. >> gm stories there about no deals, deals, i think if you don't offer these deals, you got to stay on that treadmill. these stocks have stalled. i don't know why. i'm saying that it's not as easy because europe is turning
the industry. phil lebeau is in mexico with carlos goen. phil, over to you. >> reporter: thank you, kelly. we have a busy day in new york, and also a busy day here in mexico. and carlos is joining me, chairman of nissan-renault. a lot of the plant here, why now? >> yes, we're already here. >> correct. >> we have a plant that's full. 175,000 cars a year capacity, capable of doing four cars. but it will be filled with one car, the central behind me, demand is strong in the united states, and very strong, also, in mexico. little by little, mexico is becoming an export hub for the americas. >> the weaker yen. obviously, you're more diversified than many of the japanese counterparts around the world. how much has it benefited you? does it make it a little -- put less pressure on you to diversify the base even more? >> no, i said when the end was 75 or 76, we need to hit 100 in order to -- for the end to be neutral. we're there. i think it's neutral for the moment. i don't think there's an advantage. i don't think there is a handicap. we are much more diversified than our competitors in japan. we f
satisfaction. but, of course, this comes as the car is also under some government scrutiny. phil lebeau caught up with the head of national highway safety, the safety at administration late yesterday about its investigation into the tesla s. >> once we made that decision and once we talked to tesla about that decision, they were more than open about saying we want the highest level of scrutiny, we want to cooperate with you on every level of this investigation. they feel very strongly about the quality and safety of their vehicles. we have a lot of questions to have answered. they're willing to step forward to the plate and be collaborative is very positive. >> that's a very positive statement from the government. usually it's much more contentious. take a look at what strictland had to say about how long the investigation might take. >> no time frame. we really want to get this done right. sometimes investigations take a week, sometimes they can take several months. i have no notion or real indication how long this will take. but with tesla being willing to be proactive, hopefully it will be
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8